Turn the burners on high for the exciting Fuego XL, a two-lap marathon event covering 65 miles and 7,800 feet of elevation change and earn the title of El Campeon de Fuego…The Fuego XL also kicks off the 2023 Life Time Grand Prix, the newest off-road cycling series of seven iconic race events.
The Sea Otter Fuego XL is a 2-lap marathon MTB event, starting and finishing at the famed Laguna Seca Raceway, home of the Sea Otter Classic. Riders in the Fuego XL will cover 65 miles and 7,800′ gain while traversing and undulating the 2-lap course.
Fuego tests the fire of each athlete by way of sandy climbs and flowy singletrack of the Fort Ord National Monument. Your inner spark will ignite with the starting pistol to motivate your mind and body over this challenging and fun course. After traversing Fort Ord’s picturesque hills and trails, Fuego racers roll into *Casa Amigos to swap race highlights over lunch and a beverage.
New for 2023, the Sea Otter Fuego XL is a qualifier for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. There are a minimum of 40 LT100 qualifier coins up for grabs at this year’s race. Half of the total LT100 coins will be distributed based on performance and half of the coins will be given away in the Event Lottery at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. Only the Fuego XL distance serves as a qualifier for the LT100 MTB.
Half of the coins will be distributed based on performance:
Slots will be distributed to each gender and age group (20-29, 30-39, etc.) based on the percentage of total athletes in those age groups, with a minimum of one slot for every age group.
The top athletes in each age group will receive the allocated slots.
In the event a top athlete elects not to accept a slot, the slot will roll down to the next athlete in the results within the age group.
In the event slots are not claimed after the rolldown in each age group, those slots will be allocated to the Event Lottery, as described below.
Half of the coins will be distributed through the Event Lottery:
Finishers of the Fuego XL distance will be eligible to win an LT100 MTB coin in the Event Lottery.
All finishers under the predetermined maximum finish time who have indicated their desire to participate in the lottery will be entered in the lottery.
Names will be drawn from the eligible lottery athletes and slots will be given out.
In the event an athlete opts not to accept a slot, the slots will roll down to the next athlete that is drawn until ALL slots have been distributed.
Qualification slots must be claimed in person immediately.
Registration for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB must be completed and paid for during the designated time offered.
Only solo runners completing the required distance under the allotted cutoff time will be considered as potential qualifiers.
All registration fees for the LT100 MTB are non-transferable and non-refundable